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Hi, I downloaded the app, and today was Week 1 Day 3. I've been running every day for the last 3 days. Question is, I notice on the app, the next option is W2D1: so I wonder how many days a week we are supposed to run per the app? Should I just continue doing the same thing for the rest of the week, giving a day of rest? Or, am I supposed to run every other day and then a day of rest? Appreciate feedback from people who've been on this longer than I have :-)

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I have been wondering the same thing! I've been running every other day, without taking the extra day off. That has me at the middle of "week 8", but in reality I've only been running for just over 6 weeks. It's worked out fine for me, but I might consider taking that extra day off (skip a day between runs, skip an extra day between "weeks") as the runs are getting longer.... The best advice I've gotten is the "listen to your body" advice!

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I have been wondering the same thing! I've been running every other day, without taking the extra day off. That has me at the middle of "week 8", but in reality I've only been running for just over 6 weeks. It's worked out fine for me, but I might consider taking that extra day off (skip a day between runs, skip an extra day between "weeks") as the runs are getting longer.... The best advice I've gotten is the "listen to your body" advice!

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Hi,

Use the app as a guide and personalize to your own schedule and health.  My work schedule dictates a bit along with travel, etc.....  I do not run more than every other day and due to my schedule skip on Fridays to run on Saturdays.  As you mention.....the longer runs in there become a 'time' issue for me.

 

My week consistently is: M, Wed, Sat - Run with the app.  T, Thur, Fri, = cross train....a walk, yoga, weight training, swimming, etc... and then one full day of rest...usually Sunday, but, I do some yoga that day as well.

 

Personalize the app to your schedule, but, you can't go wrong with recovery days.  On a day where a long run was dictated....I couldn't finish and had a "do-over" ....so many elements go into a good run and a bad run, LOL.....I've been doing this for awhile now and I'm finding food, hydration, etc... are all become significant to the process.

 

Good luck and know it's your timetable and schedule!

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I agree.. I'm doing 6-3 tomorrow and I have always skipped a day in between runs.. sometimes two so I am keeping with the 8 weeks. I have been able to follow the app exactly that way. 5-3 was the only one I dreaded but made it thru. good luck!

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I did week1 3 days consecutively and when week2 arrived on the app I realized it was 3 days per week program. I did alternate days and now on week6. What I have realized though if you take 2 days break before the new week starts, it is much easier than doing with single day break. Since the each week duration of the run increases ; 2 days gap between weeks makes it much easier. Will be interesting to see other people's experience too..

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